CARLTON has made four potential inclusions for its clash with the reigning premiers.
The Blues could receive a boost in the form of speedster Zac Fisher, who is in line for a return after missing last week’s victory over Adelaide through illness.
Fisher has been named as one of four potential inclusions to the 26-man squad, alongside Alex Fasolo, Hugh Goddard and Matthew Lobbe.
Goddard is a potential returnee after three weeks on the sidelines: the key defender fractured his cheekbone in his club debut against Sydney in Round 17.
After a solid run of form for the Northern Blues, Fasolo could feature in his first senior game since Round 11. In the last month, he has averaged just shy of 20 disposals per game, while kicking seven goals.
Lobbe has also been named on the extended bench, while the Blues will once again be without ruckman Matthew Kreuzer. The veteran will spend his second straight week on the sidelines with hip soreness.
In his absence, Andrew Phillips maintains his spot in the senior side after a strong 35-hitout performance against Adelaide which also yielded coaches’ votes.
After re-signing with the Club during the week, David Cuningham will make his return from a knee injury via the Northern Blues in Sunday’s VFL curtain raiser at Marvel Stadium.
The final team will be announced on Friday at 5pm.
Ins: Alex Fasolo, Matthew Lobbe, Hugh Goddard, Zac Fisher